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Sooners' second-half surge defeats women's basketball team

December 16, 2007

MSU freshman guard, Brittney Thomas, continues to dribble on her knees after falling along with Oklahoma freshman point guard, Danielle Robinson. MSU persevered through a very close game but lost to Oklahoma 55-66. Nichole Hoerner/ The State News

Photo by Nichole Hoerner | The State News

The MSU women’s basketball team held on until the end, when Oklahoma clinched the win 66-55.

After claiming the lead for good just under three minutes left in the game, the Sooners handed the Spartans their first home loss of the season. Oklahoma point guard Jenna Plumley sunk the 3-point game-winner with 2:42 left on the clock to start the 10-2 Sooner run.

Up by 11 points, 17-28, at halftime, the No. 21 Spartans were in the drivers seat. However, the No. 9 Sooners were having none of it and came out strong in the second half with a 13-5 run against the Spartans just under four minutes in to set the offensive momentum.

While the Spartans can claim the title for offensive consistency scoring 28 and 27 points each half, respectively, the Sooners took their 17 first-half points and almost tripled it, scoring 49 points in the second.

Oklahoma scored 19 points off of MSU’s 18 turnovers while MSU scored 10 points off Oklahoma’s 16.

Senior guard Courtney Davidson led the Spartans with 18 points while freshman forward Kalisha Keane turned in a team-high eight rebounds and three steals.

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